Baldes & Bison: What the Return of Buffalo Means to Native Peoples

Bison in Yellowstone by Josh Metten Photography

An Eastern Shoshone who lives on the Wind River Reservation, Jason Baldes is the Tribal Buffalo Coordinator for the Tribal Partnerships Program at the National Wildlife Federation. He works to restore bison back to homelands of indigenous tribes, like his own, as a way to reconnect and celebrate cultural ways, as well as heal from the atrocities of the past…

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